Ahmed brings over 20 years of experience as a beverage entrepreneur, investor, and board member to Dr Hops. He is the Co-Founder and CEO of Numi Tea, the largest organic tea company in North America, and co-founder of OSC2, a national community of sustainable natural product leaders.
John is the Founder and former CEO of Nutiva, the world’s leading organic super-foods brand and also the founder of RE Botanicals, a leading organic hemp extract company and five nonprofit ecological groups. He brings his expertise in natural foods and ecological commitment to Dr Hops.
Reem provides Dr Hops with an exceptional intelligence and sensitivity to authentic branding and story-telling. As Co-Founder and Marketing Lead for Numi Tea she has over 20 years of experience as a CPG entrepreneur and executive.
Lara has over 20 years of experience as a marketing executive, including as a VP for Balance Bar. Now also serving as Co-Founding Executive Director for OSC2, she brings exceptional depth and perspective to Dr Hops’ marketing and branding efforts.
Rusti is our brand builder and marketing leader with a track record of success in elevating brands, generating unbridled consumer enthusiasm and enabling transformational growth in start-up organizations. She is former SVP of Marketing at Rebbl and VP of Marketing at Crave.
Sam is our specialist in brand positioning and sales and distribution strategies. His experience in sales, marketing, distribution and warehousing covers 40 years. He is currently the VP/GM of Speakeasy Ales & Lagers in San Francisco.
Mo is our brand and product messaging specialist. A legend in the natural products industry, he helped build and sell Tree of Life Distributing and Avalon Organics. A active member of the American Botanical Society, he brings a deep commitment to health to Dr Hops.
Murat is a serial entrepreneur and financier. He has over 20 years of experience as a start-up executive and investor, including as co-founder with Odwalla founder of Adina Beverages. He is also a former hedge-fund manager.
Alex has serial start-up experience and has been investing in early stage food and beverage companies for over 16 years. He is an internationally-known fermentation expert, author, and speaker.
Joshua grew up equally in Maine and California. He has experience in food, beverage, branding, event management, and transformative education. He embodies a commitment to community, excellence, and fun and serves as the CEO and managing director of Dr Hops.
Tommy grew up in California with a love for microbiology. He has a special talent for both kombucha and beer brewing and is undeniably on a quest for ever more tantalizing alcoholic fermentations. Tommy is the inspired brewer at the heart of Dr Hops.
Erin developed her chops scaling ride service app RedCap in Florida. She then moved to California and took sustainable clothing company SilkRoll to Shark Tank. With her indomitable verve and commitment Erin leads sales and business development at Dr Hops.
Aaron grew up in a highly successful family business and got his MBA at Wharton. He then worked with several startups and food/beverage products. Aaron brings a commitment to integrity and authenticity to his role as Dr Hops’ COO.
Mark is our CFO. He loves travel, fermented beverages & numbers.
Milli is our marketing lead and Bay Area Sales Manager.
Paul is our Account Director and runs the sales team. He is unstoppable.
Katherine is a marketing rock-star and our field marketing program director.
Jesse is our SoCal Sales and Distribution Manager.
Gary is our ace in the hole and a true Dr Hops champion.